Meet Candice

Chicago Pet Photographer, and Family Portraits, specializing in dog photography - Bio Portrait of Candice, in black shirt with red short hair and glasses.
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Hello! I am Candice Cusic, and I am a photojournalist based in Chicago with a passion for visual storytelling. Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; I have always used it as a medium to tell stories.


My journey began at the age of four with a toy camera, and by the time I was six, I had started using my father's old Minolta SLR. I have been a photo geek ever since.


With two decades of experience as a photojournalist, I have worked for some of the biggest publications in the country, including the Chicago Tribune. In 2000, I was a part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team. I taught photojournalism at Northwestern University for the last 12 years. Photography is not just a job for me; it's a passion that I feel honored to be internationally recognized for.


We are an esteemed photographic studio located in Chicago that offers a deluxe experience for family and pet photography. My Moment-Driven Photography™ is renowned for its ability to capture sincere moments that exude artistic and emotional depth. Through my distinctive approach, I capture the true essence of my subjects in a compassionate way that will stand the test of time.


Chicago family and dog portrait photographer, Candice, photo of her childhood on the lake with a camera

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Our location

Located in downtown Chicago.

1821 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60622

By appointment only


Available for travel internationally, for pets & family photography, and education for photographers. Send us a note for details or reach us by phone at 312-248-2939.


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